You Don’t Spell ‘Balance’ with Bali

By December 18, 2007Global Warming

Did you happen to see reports about the following developments in the major media’s coverage of the international climate conference in Bali? No?

  • The U.N. shutting down news conferences by contrarian scientists.
  • More than 100 scientists, including prominent names like Dyson, Lindzen and Bryson, signing a letter to the U.N. Secretary General arguing that Bali “is taking the world in entirely the wrong direction.”
  • That global average temperature statistics used by the IPCC show that no ground-based warming has occurred since 1998.
  • That (as Chris Horner points out below) U.S. CO2 emissions have been increasing at a slower rate than the very European countries that were booing and hissing the U.S in Bali.
  • From Henry Payne.

    Meanwhile, British environmentalist Mayer Hillman anticipates a few modest changes in the ways things run:

    Hillman, senior fellow emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute, says carbon rationing is the only way to ensure that the world avoids the worst effects of climate change. And he says that the problems caused by burning fossil fuels are so serious that governments might have to implement rationing against the will of the people.

    “When the chips are down I think democracy is a less important goal than is the protection of the planet from the death of life, the end of life on it,” he says. “This has got to be imposed on people whether they like it or not.”

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